THE HEADHUNTERS | Future Yard | Future Yard


We are thrilled to welcome The Headhunters to the FY Garden on Thursday 25th July.

The Headhunters, the legendary jazz-funk ensemble co-led by percussionist Bill Summers and drummer Mike Clark with NEA Jazz Master Donald Harrison on alto saxophone, celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary in 2023, having formed around Herbie Hancock’s classic recordings, Head Hunters, in 1973 and Thrust in 1974.

Few bands can boast a history as fortuitous and storied as The Headhunters. What each member brings to the table forged a history that most bands can only dream of. Their blend of jazz with funk and rock would go on to sell over a million albums worldwide, while the band’s legacy would inspire musicians of every genre for years to come, be sampled by hundreds of hip-hop artists throughout the ’80s and ’90s, and influence countless musicians’ playing today.

The band currently consists of Bill Summers (percussion), Mike Clarke (drums), Donald Harrison (saxophone), Kyle Roussel (keys), Chris Severing (bass)

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The Headhunters’ impact remains a global phenomenon, and their time with Hancock proved to be a life changing experience. The band has released 8 more albums stepping out on their own sans Hancock’s involvement starting with Survival of the Fittest in 1975 and on Straight from the Gate in 1977 and, most recently, Speakers In the House in 2022 and Live From Brooklyn Bowl in 2023.


“What Bill and I and The Headhunters do is experience the moment and explore. We’re not in a gym, this isn’t a competition. This is art. The Headhunters is an act of passion, of love for humanity, and for our planet.” – Mike Clark

“We live this every day. We have some secrets to give to the youth of the world. We’re not musicians, we are physicians. We heal people.” – Bill Summers.

Future Yard presents
The Headhunters
+ very Special Guests
Thursday 25th July 2024
FY Garden (Outdoor)
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £25 advance – Standing

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
This is a standing show. Limited outdoor seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.